Ficosa, which is one of the leading automotive suppliers in the field of high-technology vision, safety, connectivity and efficiency systems has finalized five major contracts for battery management systems (BMS) for the Chinese market. These orders valued at more than 200 million euros were placed by two leading automobile manufacturers and will be used for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Commenting on the orders Jaume Prat, Ficosa’s Electromobility Systems Business Unit Director said that these contract marke a major milestone for Ficosa as it will help the company to expand its range of products in the Chinese market and will help to consolidate its technological expansion in the field of electromobility. The orders not only highlight Ficosa’s leadership in battery management systems, but also attest to the company’s expertise as systems integrators, as Ficosa will deal with the delivery of the entire system including the electronic control unit (ECU) and the high-voltage protection devices (HVPD).”
Ficosa’s battery management systems will give users the required safety and will also them to keep tabs on the battery charge level at all times. Ficosa is currently working on the development of the software, hardware and mechanics for these orders at its Viladecavalls Technology Centre in Barcelona, Spain and the production of these systems is slated to take place at the company’s Taicang Technical Centre in China from 2019.
Prat said that the Viladecavalls Technology Centre has consolidated its place as the company’s global hub for electromobility systems, connectivity systems and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). He added that China is a key market for the company. In addition to the Taicang production facility, Ficosa has a presence in Chonging and Shenyang to cater to the needs of its clients and to provide them with the best possible service.”
By bagging these orders, Ficosa has reaffirmed its leadership position in electromobility, which deals with the development of software and hardware solutions for hybrid, electric and hydrogen vehicles.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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